about_youWe all have a lot at stake in the recovery of Kings Bay. We all must work together to find the resources to clean Kings Bay, Crystal River, and our springs.

The Kings Bay Restoration Project effort is about restoring and protecting a vital resource. Kings Bay and Crystal River are great places to live and play and visit.

When we protect these “Outstanding Florida Waters” we’re not just protecting a way of life, we’re protecting economic vitality.


Every single person who lives in your neighborhood has an impact on the health of Kings Bay and Crystal River. The closer you are to the water, the bigger the impact. The most important thing to know is that you and every resident has an interest in and responsibility to do what they can. And, there’s a lot you can do.

If you live near the water join us in removing the invasive and harmful algae then planting and growing native plants. You can learn more about that by clicking here .

You can volunteer with Save Crystal River! Whether removing algae, planting eelgrass, or helping with our outreach, there are plenty of ways you can contribute. Email us today. Describe your skills. We’ll find a way for you to join our cause.
But wait, there’s more!

  • Help improve water quality in your backyard by making smart decisions in your home and by using water-friendly landscaping techniques. Smart landscaping choices can help reduce some of Crystal River’s biggest pollutants—sediments and nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. Native vegetation demands less water, fertilizers and pesticides. Learn to live with a weed or two. Lawn fertilizers and chemicals are a big source of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution and toxic runoff. So is animal waste—so scoop the poop!
  • Avoid pouring toxic substances down storm drains. Don’t dump hazardous materials like solvents, paints, and preservatives. They go directly into streams and waterways right to Kings Bay, polluting along the way. Since most pollution comes from our streets and neighborhoods, you can make a difference by properly recycling and disposing of your own trash and unwanted items. The mercury in just a few batteries, CFLs, and old thermometers can contaminate millions of gallons of Kings Bay water. Use the Citrus County hazardous waste collection program

Welcome Visitors! Please Help Take Care of Our Resources

Thanks for coming to Citrus County! We appreciate your business and we’re glad you’re here. We do, however, have a special request. While you are loving our water, our scallops and stone crabs, while you are canoeing and kayaking and swimming with the manatees, please take extra special care to protect the things that brought you here.

Restoring Crystal River and Kings Bay isn’t just a responsibility of those who live in the area. Every person who visits plays a part in keeping our waterways healthy and vibrant for future generations.

Whether you’re a lover of fish, birds, manatees or trees, you can use your passion to inform, educate, and inspire and remind those around you that protecting these resources is a shared responsibility.